Local Football

Selsey, Chichester and Pagham unveil pre-season friendly line-ups

Selsey, Chichester City and Pagham have each announced a good-quality programme of pre-season friendlies.

Kerry Hardwell in action for Rustington. Picture by Simon Newstead

Ex-player Hardwell handed Rustington manager's role

Former player Kerry Hardwell has been named manager of Rustington Football Club.
Felpham Colts under-eights at Selhurst Park

Felpham star at Crystal Palace ... Merson rewards City Colts

Local junior footballers have been playing at a Premier League stadium – and picking up a cup from a former Arsenal, Pompey and Aston Villa legend.

Aaron Smith is taking over from Matt Wright at Chi City Ladies

Smith excited – and surprised – to take City Ladies helm

Chichester City Ladies have named Aaron Smith as their first-team manager ahead of the 2018-19 season – as Matt Wright steps down from the job.

There are plenty of opportunities for girls to play football across West Sussex

Girls given footballing chance across West Sussex

Girls are getting into football across West Sussex – and even more about being given the opportunity to do so.

Unicorn go ahead from the spot

Unicorn add cup to league success

Unicorn United finished the season on a high as double winners after scooping the Invitational Cup with a scorching win over LG.

The Chichester futsal team at Wembley

Why Poppy’s team were celebrating at FA Cup final

A team of Chichester College footballers had a taste of the magic of Wembley on FA Cup final day.

Brad Higgins-Pearce is one of many young players to have thrived for the under-19s

Rocks’ link with Chichester College bearing fruit

Chichester College have completed their first season as official partners to Bognor Regis Town FC in the National Alliance Under-19 League.


GALLERY: Pagham players rewarded for super season

Pagham FC's presentation night at the Nyetimber Lane clubhouse was well attended by all the senior sides plus both the under-15s sides.

Chi City Youth under-15s with the fruits of their labours

City under-15s rewarded for super season

After a successful season, winning their league division and getting to the Challenge Cup semi-final, Chichester City Youth under-15s enjoyed their end-of-season awards evening.

Sidlesham ended the season with a win at Bosham / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Bailey assembles troops for Sids’ new era

A new era at Sidlesham FC will be led by new first-team manager Steve Bailey.

Southern Combination League

Promoted and relegated teams revealed with constitution of top SCFL divisions announced

The constitution of the top division in the Southern Combination League have today been annouced within the club allocations for Step 5 and 6 of the National League System.

Pagham under-21s lift the west division trophy / Picture by Roger Smith

Pagham’s young champions enjoy a final win

Pagham under-21s – the SCFL U21 west division winners – were made to fight every inch of the way to gain their final three points of the season against a spirited Town side who weren’t just there to make up the numbers.

Natasha Stephens, City's scorer, in action against Charlton / Picture by Tommy McMillan

Charlton show Chi City Ladies why they’re champs

Natasha Stephens’ 18-yard strike proved a mere consolation for Chichester City as they lost 4-1 to WPL southern-division champions Charlton Athletic.

The Pagham and Selsey veterans / Picture by Roger Smith

Pagham and Selsey veterans turn out in honour of Malcolm

There was a fantastic turnout to celebrate the 60th birthday of Malcolm Brown at Pagham FC.

Felpham Colts under-eights at Butlin's

Midhurst and Felpham footballers show off silverware

Young teams from Midhurst and Felpham are among end-of-season trophy winners on the youth football scene.

Action from Chi City Ladies' final home game of the season / Picture by Tommy McMillan

City Ladies end home campaign with Basildon setback

Chichester City were hit late as Zoe Rushen’s solitary goal was enough to see C&K Basildon win 1-0 in the FA Women’s Premier League Southern Division at Oaklands Park.

Daren Pearce is the new manager of Selsey / Picture by Chris Hatton

Pearce can lean on ex-Brighton boss for Selsey support

New boss Daren Pearce is relishing the challenge of leading Selsey FC into a new era – and he will have the considerable football knowledge of Martin Hinshelwood to call on.

Reserves skipper Mike Gilchrist receives the trophy / Picture by Paul Davidson

Two games in one night for Pagham - and two trophies too

Pagham brought two trophies home to Nyetimber Lane on the same night – although one of them was tinged with controversy!


GALLERY: Pirates are West Sussex champions again!

It's been a long season in the West Sussex Football League - but the end was well worth the wait for Nyetimber Pirates.
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